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  1. The E.N. Huyck Preserve, Inc. and Biological Research Station is accepting applications for 2020 Huyck Research Grants. Since 1938, the 2,000+ acre Huyck Preserve and Biological Field Station has supported work in basic and applied ecology, conservation biology, taxonomy, animal behavior, evolution, geology, land use history, and other areas of natural science. Situated in a landscape with many conserved parcels including the nearby Catskill Park, Huyck Preserve communities include mixed secondary and primary forest, plantations, pristine creeks, and small and large impoundments. Graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and senior researchers are eligible for funding. Typical grant award - $2,000 Wet and dry lab space and on-site housing are available. Successful grants emphasize field studies, with the Preserve as a primary or supplemental research site. Funding for multi-year projects may be available. Find application and learn more: https://www.huyckpreserve.org/huyck-research-grants.html Application deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020 Address inquiries to Anne Rhoads, Ph.D., Executive Director at anne@huyckpreserve.org or 518-797-3440.
  2. Location: Arcata, CA Open Date: Nov 15, 2019 DESCRIPTION: The Department of Wildlife Management at Humboldt State University invites applicants for an academic year, tenure-track faculty position specializing in Spatial Wildlife Ecology. As an institution, HSU is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, student-centered practices and policies that fully engage the campus community. The ideal candidate will share HSU's commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives. We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, ability and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, and students who are committed to closing equity gaps. RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934. **APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 15th, 2020. Early response is encouraged.** Qualifications PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned PhD or equivalent in Wildlife Management, Ecology, Conservation Biology or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress towards terminal degree completion (ABD, “all but dissertation) by the appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment. The successful candidate must demonstrate the following: Experience and expertise in spatial/landscape wildlife ecology, with a solid working knowledge of spatial analyses; experience and expertise necessary to teach an introductory course in wildlife ecology as well as an advanced course in spatial wildlife ecology; Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity; Commitment to contribute to the departments' mission to support students from minoritized groups; Experience developing curriculum/courses/programs that inclusively serve a diverse student population; Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including, multicultural experience and cross-cultural communication skills; and Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies. Preferred qualifications for this position include: Demonstrable expertise in GIS analysis, spatial modeling, and/or wildlife movement analyses and interest in mentoring students in these skills; and Commitment to participating in professional development opportunities that build effectiveness in areas of inclusion, culturally relevant pedagogy, and advancing diversity. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty. Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire. PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Instructional assignments may include: WLDF 210 (Introduction to Wildlife Ecology and Administration), WLDF 301 (Ecology and Wildlife Management), WLDF 311 (Wildlife Techniques), WLDF 42x (Management and Conservation of Specific Taxa), WLDF 468 (Spatial Wildlife Ecology), or other courses in the program. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship, and creative activity; and service to the University, professional and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide communities, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure, and promotion. Humboldt State also continues to build unique and innovative learning opportunities for students, bridging the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. HSU is a leader in “learning communities” that build relationships between students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community. These communities incorporate environmental and social responsibility. GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Wildlife at HSU enjoys a strong reputation for excellent undergraduate and Master's level graduate education balanced with active applied research. It is a thriving program with approximately 385 students. Additional information about the Department of Wildlife can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/wildlife/. Humboldt State Humboldt State University sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). The Humboldt State University campus in Northern California is in close proximity to several thriving Native American tribes and communities. Humboldt State currently has the largest percentage of Native American students in the CSU system and has over 30 Native American faculty and staff many from local area California Indian tribes. HSU is home to a number of leading Native American programs including the Indian Tribal Education and Personnel Program (ITEPP) and the Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP). There are also many opportunities at HSU to conduct research, teaching and community work on Native American history and cultures in Special Collections at the HSU library. The Humboldt Room in the Library has fantastic resources for tribally focused archive materials from the region. HSU strives to build a supportive and inclusive Native community and engages with Native communities through various initiatives and opportunities like the annual California Indian Big Time and Indigenous People's Week and a chance to network with other faculty and staff as part of the HSU Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff. For more information, please visit: www.humboldt.edu/nasp To apply visit https://apply.interfolio.com/71541 Rick Brown, Search Committee Chair Department of Wildlife Humboldt State University One Harpst Street Arcata, California 95521-8299 Phone: (707) 826-3320 Email: Richard.Brown@humboldt.edu Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status. Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training. New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or hsuhr@humboldt.edu
  3. Here are some of the grants and awards from our funding database with due dates coming up in February and March: Ann Sleight Memorial Scholarship, $3,000: Residents of Kitsap County, Washington who have completed one year of university study, https://www.kitsapaudubon.org/scholarships AZA Conservation Grants, average $18,000: AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and collaborations with government agencies, academic institutions, and NGOs, https://www.aza.org/cgf Bo Koster Grant for Nature Study, up to $3,000: College students at universities in Missouri and Illinois, http://www.wgnss.org/bo-koster-grant.html Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund, up to $2,000: Small, local conservation and/or education projects in developing countries, https://anshome.org/crowder-messersmith-fund/ Eppley Foundation Grant, up to $35,000: Ph.D.s and M.D.s with an established publication record, http://fdnweb.org/eppley/#priorities Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research, up to $1,000: Students from all areas of science and engineering, https://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/grants-in-aid Search the funding database for more grants with upcoming deadlines, and happy grant writing. https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/ **Note: sponsors update their websites all the time. I try to keep all of the links in this database active. If you find one that is broken, please let me know.
  4. Position Title: Post-doctoral Research Associate Salary: GS-12 salary (approximately $80K annually) and benefits Location: Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD Performance Period: 18 months (anticipate start date April 2020) Application Deadline: December 13, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found Position Summary: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center is seeking a post-doctoral research scientist with interest in quantitative ecology, statistical modeling, and migratory bird management. Specific duties will be to develop a framework for characterizing distribution, abundance and trends of species using integrated models which combine multiple sources of bird survey data such as from the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS), eBird and local surveys conducted by U.S. FWS and other organizations. Integrated models will serve to support population assessments of non-game species for which take is managed by the U.S. FWS such as common raven and double-crested cormorants. Results from the project will be of direct relevance to the management of non-game species managed by USFWS and will enhance the value of the existing large-scale bird surveys for use by conservationists, researchers, and the public. The fellow will work closely with a team of quantitative ecologists with USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (Andy Royle and John Sauer), US FWS Population and Habitat Assessment Branch (Pat Devers) and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Orin Robinson). Minimum Requirements: 1. Ph.D. in biology (wildlife), statistics, or related field, with a focus on quantitative methods, survey design, and hierarchical modeling. 2. Applicant must be within 5 years of receiving PhD. 3. Applicant must be a US citizen. 4. Demonstrated familiarity with statistical models relevant to the development of integrated models of species distribution and abundance. 5. Demonstrated proficiency with computing platforms such as R and software to fit Bayesian hierarchical models (e.g., JAGS, NIMBLE) is required. 6. Demonstrated desire and ability to publish in the peer-reviewed literature. Desired Abilities: Competitive candidates will have a strong background in analysis of wildlife surveys. Strong programming skills are required, including a high level of proficiency with R for data manipulation, statistical modeling and Bayesian analysis. The successful candidate will have excellent written and personal communication skills and experience working closely with management agencies on applied questions in wildlife conservation. Application: Applicants should email: (1) a letter describing your background and interests – the letter should address specifically how the applicant meets both the minimum requirements and the desired abilities, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for 3 references to Andy Royle (aroyle@usgs.gov). Please include “Integrated modeling postdoc” in the subject line. For further information, contact: Andy Royle, aroyle@usgs.gov, 301-497-5846, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 12100 Beech Forest Road, Laurel, MD 20708.
  5. The Northwest Ecological Research Institute’s (NERI’s) 2020 McGowan Grant Application For Neglected Corners and Niches of Ecology NERI (http://www.nweri.org/) is offering a $1,000 grant to an individual or team in honor and memory of Brenda McGowan, a NERI supporter and co-founder of the Hubert Prescott Bluebird Recovery Project in 1987 (www.prescottbluebird.com). Purpose: To enable an individual or team to conduct research in support of NERI’s mission statement: The purpose of NERI is to further knowledge of Pacific Northwest natural history through research, training, and dissemination of information. The target recipient is looking into out-of-the-main-stream research, into the neglected corners and niches of ecology. Application Requirements: 1 page maximum (excluding references) stating the following: 1. Project Name and Keyword(s) (maximum of 5) 2. Applicant’s Name and contact information (including mailing address) 3. Affiliation and position 4. Summary of Project Purpose / Methods / Scientific Rationale (references to existing literature are encouraged – not included in 1 page maximum) 5. Budgeted days or hours for project by personnel and any expenses for reimbursement – in other words, how long will the project take and how much is the project estimated to cost? (see budget example below) 6. Project reference contact information (name, position/relationship, phone number, email). The reference should be someone who knows about the project or would be helping to advise or discuss the results of the project. Ranking Criteria: · Is this an underserved, niche research project? · Will the project answer an important question that will result in new knowledge? · Will this information be of use to other researchers, biologists, educators, natural resource agencies, and/or the conservation community? · Is NERI the best (or only) funding group for this project? Are other sources of funding being sought? Application Deadlines: Announcement: November, 2019; Submittal by December 21, 2019; Award by February 2, 2020. Grant Requirement: Upon receipt of award, grantee agrees to sign NERI’s Grant Recipient Agreement, and Grantee agrees to either: · Provide a brief report [length unspecified] to NERI; · Present the work and results at a NERI meeting; or · Submit a paper for presentation at a scientific meeting or publication in a scientific or environmental newsletter or journal. Deadline: January 31, 2021; extension available upon request. Submit application (in .PDF or .DOC form) and any questions to: info@nweri.org and cmw.NERI@gmail.com. Previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply. NERI is a 501(c)3 organization and NERI volunteer members (associates and officers) are available to assist with grant writing and other support.
  6. A new 2-3 year postdoc or longer-term staff position is available in association with the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change (BGC Center, https://bgc.yale.edu/), Map of Life (https://mol.org/), and the Jetz Lab (https://jetzlab.yale.edu/). We are seeking a highly quantitative ecologist with strong R programming skills and a background in geospatial analysis, remote sensing, and species distribution modelling. The goal of the position, supported by NASA and other sources, is to demonstrate the power of novel quantitative approaches and data for addressing central questions in ecology or conservation. The successful candidate is expected to work with an array of biodiversity data (e.g., survey, citizen science, GPS tracking, and camera trapping) as well as a range of remote sensing products and sources, including hyperspectral data. While there is thematic and taxonomic flexibility, a particular focus of the position will be the collaborative development and use of multi-species models at large spatial scales. We therefore expect a background in Bayesian and/or machine-learning approaches to model species and/or assemblage distributions and changes. Experience in Python, Jupyter Notebooks, Google Earth Engine, SQL, and HPC is a plus. The preferred candidate will be dedicated to conscientious work in a team and have excellent writing and communication skills. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with an international working group of leading biodiversity modelers associated with Map of Life and the Yale BGC Center. Support for project-related travel and workshops is available. Target start date for the position is winter to summer 2020. Depending on preference, employment as either postdoctoral researcher or longer-term Yale Center staff is possible. The position will benefit from interacting closely with a growing group of Center-based biodiversity scientists, modelers, coordinators, and informaticians. The Yale BGC Center connects biodiversity scientists from across campus and hosts a range of speaker and workshop events. It supports research and training around the use of new technologies and data flows for model-based inference and prediction of biodiversity distributions and changes at large spatial and taxonomic scales. Flagship Center projects include Map of Life and associated activities supporting the Half-Earth Map and the development of the GEO BON Species Population Essential Biodiversity Variables. Other initiatives associated with the Center include the integration of phylogenetic information with spatial distributions (e.g., VertLife, ButterflyNet), NASA-supported remote sensing-informed layers and tools for biodiversity modelling (EarthEnv), Movebank, which supports the management and integration of movement data, and the Wildlife Insights initiative for camera trapping data. Yale University offers researchers and staff competitive salaries and a generous package of benefits. Yale has a thriving and growing community of young scholars in ecology, evolution and global change science in the EEB Department, the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, the Peabody Museum, and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The town is renowned for its classic Ivy League setting, 75 miles north of New York City. To apply please send, in one pdf, a short motivation (i.e. cover) letter, CV and names and contact information for three referees to anna.schuerkmann@yale.edu, subject "BGC Postdoc“ Biodiversity Modelling. All applications received before 30 Nov will receive full consideration. We passionately believe that a diverse team will enable a broader perspective and enhance creativity, and we strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.
  7. Position: Ecology Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure-track The Department of Biological Sciences of College of Life and Physical Sciences at Tennessee State University invites a broadly trained ecologist to apply for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position. This position will begin in August 2020. The selected candidate will have responsibilities for teaching undergraduate major and graduate courses in Ecology, Biometrics, and specific area of expertise, establishing an externally funded ongoing research program, and directing graduate and undergraduate students research projects. There is also an opportunity to develop innovative, upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses that complement and diversify current offerings. The Department of Biological Sciences offers degrees at the Bachelor's, Master's, as well as Doctoral levels in Biological Sciences. Minimum Qualifications/experience: 1) A PhD in Ecology or related field with two or more years of postdoctoral experience. 2) Evidence of commitment to teaching with a diverse student population. 3) Demonstrated research capability and ability to publish primary research in the field of ecology or related area. Application is open until January 6, 2020. To apply, please go to the Jobs website of Tennessee State University through the link (https://jobs.tnstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/) and search for relevant positions. Tennessee State University is an AA/EEO employer TSU-20-0051(B)-15d-13102 ==================== Dafeng Hui, Ph.D. Professor of Ecology Department of Biological Sciences Tennessee State University Nashville, TN 37209 Tel: (615)963-5777 Fax:(615)963-5783 Email: dhui@tnstate.edu Http://www.tnstate.edu/faculty/dhui
  8. The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2020. We seek a dynamic teacher, scholar, and activist/practitioner whose work addresses the ecological and environmental dimensions of global change, the ecological dimensions of coupled human-natural systems, and the ways that global environmental change undermines human well-being and the potential for sustainable development. Applicants must have a PhD (or its international equivalent) in an integrative natural sciences field (e.g. sustainability science, ecology, environmental science, or earth systems science). The ability to teach introductory and upper level courses on the science that informs sustainable development as well as a demonstrated commitment to high-quality teaching are essential. Applicants should demonstrate a strong record of applied social-ecological or socio-environmental approaches in their research and teaching as well as evidence of potential to collaborate across degree program concentrations within the department for research, curriculum development, and teaching purposes. Ideal applicants will pursue integrative and collaborative approaches to crucial questions about multiscale, interconnected social-ecological problems. We are particularly interested in a colleague whose work is visionary and will deepen the department's strengths in: -The climate crisis: drivers and consequences of climate change as well as climate change mitigation, adaptation, resilience, and other responses to climate disruption; and -The biodiversity crisis: drivers and consequences of mass extinction, ecological collapse, and reductions in biosphere integrity as well as conservation, restoration ecology, and other approaches to addressing biodiversity loss. We will prioritize applicants whose work broadens our geographic and disciplinary strengths as well as applicants who demonstrate a commitment to justice dimensions of, and community-engaged responses to, global change. Diversity is a key (though still under-realized) component of our department's mission. Thus we seek candidates who strengthen our department's commitment to improving intercultural competencies and working across difference to combat historical inequities and promote positive social and ecological change. We are a critical development studies department that is committed to preparing students for transformative, community-driven development and social change. The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department integrates theory and practice from across the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. We function as a collaborative, transdisciplinary team of scholar-activists and scholar-practitioners with backgrounds in agroecology and forestry, anthropology, ecology, environmental humanities, environmental studies, human geography, labor studies, and political science. Many of our current faculty deviated from their disciplinary mainstream in order to study, to teach, and to respond to pressing socio-ecological challenges with a more integrative and action-oriented approach. As such, we welcome applicants with unconventional intellectual trajectories and interdisciplinary training. The department is composed of ten core faculty members whose research and teaching draw on a broad range of local and international partnerships and resources, including the department's Teaching and Research Farm and Agroecology Laboratory, located in Fleetwood, NC. We have more than 350 undergraduate majors who concentrate in one of four degree programs: a BS in community, regional, and global development; a BS in agroecology and sustainable agriculture; a BS in environmental studies; and a BA in environmental studies. These degrees are offered in-house, rather than through faculty affiliates in other departments, providing for highly dynamic and integrated approach to curriculum and mentorship. The Department's mission is to prepare students to engage in the social, economic, and environmental transformations necessary to create thriving, equitable, and sustainable communities within an ecologically healthy world. Our graduates are prepared to work in leadership positions and fulfill the University's commitment to building a just and sustainable future. https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/23921
  9. Here are some of the grants and awards from our funding database with due dates coming up in January: American Society of Naturalists Grant, $2000, Ph.D. candidates https://www.amnat.org/awards.html#SRA Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, $5000, South Carolina high school students accepted to a wildlife or related university major http://hamptonwildlifefund.homestead.com/scholarship.html Holohil Grant Program, CDN$2500+shipping for transmitters, https://www.holohil.com/grant-program/ Oregon Wildlife Foundation Grant, $5000, for conservation projects in Oregon https://www.myowf.org/grants Seattle City Light Wildlife Research Grants, $5,000–65,000, for wildlife research in the Skagit River area and Northern Cascades http://www.seattle.gov/light/environment/wildlifegrant/ Search the funding database for more grants with upcoming deadlines, and happy grant writing. https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/ **Note: sponsors update their websites all the time. I try to keep all of the links in this database active. If you find one that is broken, please let me know.
  10. https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/wnan/2019_Grant_Symposium.html The Western North American Naturalist is a natural history journal committed to publishing excellent, peer-reviewed research focused on the biological natural history of western North America. We are pleased to announce that we will award one $5,000 grant to facilitate a natural history symposium within the scope of the journal. To apply for this grant, please submit a 2-page proposal describing the symposium you would like us to help fund. Include the following in your proposal: A. The natural history topic the symposium will address, with any necessary background information B. An explanation of how the grant will help fund the symposium C. A list of possible topics to be discussed and the expected number of papers resulting from the symposium D. A proposed timeline indicating when the symposium will be held and when papers from the symposium will be ready for review E. A budget to show how the money will be used. Money cannot be used as salary or overhead, but it may be used for the following: • Venue expenses • Speaker expenses (travel, lodging, meals, etc.) • Publication expenses • Other justifiable expenses Expectations of grant recipients: 1. The funded symposium may be held as a stand-alone meeting or in conjunction with any society-sponsored meetings. Grant recipients will provide for submission of at least 12 natural history manuscripts for peer review to WNAN within one year of the conclusion of the symposium. Accepted papers will be published as a special issue of the journal. 2. Recipients will solicit a suitable number of ad hoc associate editors who can assist with the review process for the submitted manuscripts. Send your proposal to Mark C. Belk, editor-in-chief, at wnan@byu.edu with “WNAN Symposium Grant Proposal” in the subject line by November 30, 2019. We will notify the grant recipients by December 31, 2019. https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/wnan/2019_Grant_Symposium.html
  11. The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management. This is a full time (9 month) tenure track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities consistent with the land-grant mission of the University of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. The position has an anticipated start date of August 2020. We seek applicants who will deliver vibrant, high-quality teaching and develop a high-impact research program in terrestrial vertebrate wildlife ecology that addresses critical management and conservation questions. Strong quantitative skills and an integrative or innovative approach to management-relevant questions in wildlife ecology are required. We encourage applicants who will develop a research program that includes local or regional field studies to address broadly relevant issues in wildlife ecology, conservation, and management. Preference will be given to candidates whose taxonomic and research foci complement that of existing faculty in the department and college, and who will bring new methodologies and disciplinary training to complement existing departmental expertise. Demonstrated research interest in a breadth of study systems, research questions, and conservation and management issues is desirable, as is the ability to collaborate broadly within the Department and the College. Preferred applicants will conduct research relevant to state and federal agencies in the Northeast, as well as in other regions or internationally. The successful candidate is expected to develop an extramurally funded research program and to engage stakeholders, including state and federal agency biologists and natural resource managers. Preferred candidates must demonstrate evidence of a commitment to teaching excellence and undergraduate and graduate training. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in the Wildlife and Conservation Biology major and may include a graduate level course consistent with the candidate's area of expertise and with departmental and college needs. The successful candidate will also be expected to mentor graduate and undergraduate students, including engaging undergraduate students in field-based research opportunities. The Wildlife and Conservation Biology major is a popular and growing program in the interdisciplinary Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. The University of New Hampshire is a Carnegie R1 institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus surrounded by University-owned woodlands and agricultural land, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. Student enrollment consists of 13,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. Acceptable Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology or a closely related field. We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment to promoting excellence in achieving racial, ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity. To view description and apply, visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings Special Requirements A background check will be required as a condition of employment. The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS All applicants will be required to apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/ The following application materials are required: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and 4) research statement. In addition, please arrange to have three professional references submit letters of recommendation electronically via Interfolio. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin November 19, 2019.
  12. The Department of Biology at Connecticut College seeks applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of animal ecology to start in July of 2020. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. The Biology Department is committed to active scholarship, equity pedagogy, and innovative teaching practices. A Ph.D. is required by the time of hire and postdoctoral experience is preferred. In addition to teaching courses in their area of expertise, the position also requires contributions in ecology related courses to our newly designed biology curriculum at the 100 and 200 level. The successful candidate will develop an active research program that includes undergraduates. A 750 acre Arboretum, with maintained and natural areas, and a history of studies in long term ecological change, surround the College. The successful candidate will interact with the faculty in the Botany Department and the Environmental Studies Program. The Biology Department is located in a newly renovated science building. A competitive start-up package will be offered. Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity. Tenure-track faculty members teach a 3-2 load (2-2 in the first year). In addition to providing ongoing strong support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a supplementary research fund and a semesters sabbatical at full salary after a successful third-year review. (For additional information on faculty resources, see https://www.conncoll.edu/employment/faculty-resources/. Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three recent letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted online through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/70028). Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position or the submission process should be addressed to Phillip Barnes, Chair of the Biology Department and Chair of the Search Committee, at ptbar@conncoll.edu.
  13. AOS is pleased to announce up to three new fellowships of $15,000 each for ornithological research. These fellowships have been made possible through a generous bequest by Dr. Brina Kessel and are directed to early career scientists. The full range of ornithological research currently published in peer-reviewed journals, such as studies avian biology, ecology, behavior, conservation, genetics, interdisciplinary work, etc. can be supported. Poultry and agricultural research will not be considered. Eligibility Applicants must be a current member of AOS if a resident or current postdoc in the U.S. or Canada, or a current member of another regional ornithological society if a resident outside the U.S. or Canada. Kessel Fellowships are open to early-career researchers. This includes current PhD students who will have completed their PhD when the grant is awarded and those who have received their PhDs within ten years of the grant submission date (an extra year of eligibility may be granted for parental leave). The committee will consider the record of membership and participation in AOS for North American applicants and contributions to ornithology and participation in other ornithological societies for applicants from outside North America. Applicants may not have received a Kessel Fellowship award previously. A PI may not hold or have held U.S., Canadian, or other federal grant support or university/institutional start-up funds intended for research at the time of their application for this grant. The goal is to provide critical funding to those early career ornithologist who do not have access to other significant funds. A PI may apply for only one AOS research award (Kessel or Student & Postdoc Research Awards) in a year, and hold only one award at a time. AOS members who have received other research funding from the Society may re-apply as long as they meet eligibility requirements and post-funding requirements (see below). Grants will be awarded to a single PI (i.e. these are not collaborative grants), although collaborators can be named in grant. The AOS will only award grant money to a single person, not multiple PIs listed on the same grant.
  14. The American Ornithological Society is honored to announce that we are accepting applications for the new Kessel Research Fellowship Program. Dr. Brina Kessel, an eminent ornithologist, pioneering woman in science, and the 45th president of the Society (1992–1994), created an unparalleled legacy to sustain the future of ornithology through her generous bequest to AOS. In recognition of her legacy, the society established the Kessel Research Fellowship Program, a small grants program designed to build capacity for the next generation of ornithologists by supporting individual research projects that represent the full range of ornithological research: avian biology, ecology, behavior, conservation, genetics, interdisciplinary, etc. Collectively, the professionals receiving Kessel research grants will become valued ambassadors for ornithology, representing the broad scientific fields of the discipline and geographic areas across the globe. In its inaugural year, the Kessel Research Fellowship Program will offer up to three $15,000 Awards. Eligibility: Applicants must be a current member of AOS if a resident or current postdoc in the U.S. or Canada, or a current member of another regional ornithological society if a resident outside the U.S. or Canada. Applicants must have received a doctorate degree within ten years of the grant submission date. (An extra year of eligibility may be granted for parental leave.) Applicants must be applying as a single PI (although scientific collaborators can be named in the grant application). The AOS will only award grant money to a single person, not multiple PIs listed on the same grant. Applicants may not have received a Kessel Fellowship award previously and may only hold one AOS research award (including Student & Postdoc Research Awards) at a time. Applicants may not hold or have held U.S., Canadian, or other federal grant support or university start-up funds intended for research at the time of the submission date. For complete details, including full eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit the award page on the AOS website. Applications are due 15 January 2020. We look forward to reviewing the submitted proposals and to continuing the legacy of Dr. Brina Kessel through this exciting new program.
  15. I am looking for a PhD student to work with our long-term mountain chickadee field system in beautiful Sierra Nevada starting Fall 2020. We have hundreds of birds banded with color bands and with PIT-tags (RFID) and we maintain 300+ nestboxes. For more see https://chickadeecognition.com/positions
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